Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers

What may seem like harmless lifestyle habits may really be robbing you of your get-up-and-go

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappersLet’s face it: we all get more fatigued as we get older. It’s part of the ageing process: we lose mitochondria (energy-producing engines in the cells) and we produce less adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the molecule that delivers energy to cells throughout our body. Other causes of fatigue, such as medication side effects or chronic […]

Did you know? Around 71% resident doctors are sleep deprived

A study conducted by junior resident doctor Oshin Thomas, working with the ENT department at Government Medical College (GMC), has revealed that most resident doctors are sleep deprived and suffer from daytime sleepiness

Did you know? Around 71% resident doctors are sleep deprivedDr Oshin Thomas was recently awarded gold medal for her presentation of research during annual conference of the Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea. She has conducted a survey on resident doctors at GMC in Amritsar, Punjab and results are startling. The results revealed: 43 per cent of resident doctors are poor sleepers. 24 […]

Most common mistakes marathon runners make that can cause low back pain

Dr Rishita Shah, Senior Spine Specialist at QI Spine Clinic shares some common mistakes which can be easily avoidable for a healthy back this marathon season

Most common mistakes marathon runners make that can cause low back painWhile that may be true, there are several aspects apart from regular exercise that runners should keep in mind in order to avoid lower back pain. Eighty per cent of the world population suffers from back pain at some point in their life. Exercise is an ideal solution to this problem, making marathon runners free […]

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk - after losing just 1 night of sleep

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes riskSleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We all need it, yet the exact reasons why it’s so important are still being debated. What we do know is that sleep is important for memory consolidation; it also seems to afford the brain time to clear out toxins that built up throughout […]

Lack of sleep can ‘age’ your heart in the long-run, reveals study

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were associated with increased excess heart age, and the highest elevations in EHA were noted in short sleeper

Lack of sleep can ‘age’ your heart in the long-run, reveals studyAdults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of ‘excess heart age.’ In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven hours a night had […]

Patients find it harder to sleep in hospitals, reveals study

Hospital patients get a lot less sleep, wake up more frequently during the night, and rise earlier in the morning than they would in bed at home, a Dutch study suggests

Patients find it harder to sleep in hospitals, reveals studyWhile previous research has also tied sleep problems in hospitals to worse outcomes for patients, few studies to date have quantified exactly how little rest patients get, researchers note in JAMA Internal Medicine. For the current study, researchers examined data collected from about 2,000 adults who spent a night at one of 39 hospitals in […]